The DisGeek Podcast - Your Guide to the Disneyland Resort

With the recent opening of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad the DisGeek crew talk about about the history, and recent changes of this fantastic attraction.  We also visit the Mainstreet Newsstand and Tommy has his Tip of the Week.

News

Stockholders Meeting
In terms of the parks when asked about the subs he said that they were going nowhere.  We win.  Was also asked about Pin Trading Desks.  Said they were concerned about the Pin Traders reducing the quality of experience for other guests. Also some stuff about exclusivity in the parks, ie lilly belle being for C33 members only.  A: So much to do in the parks that the exclusive stuff is very, very tiny. In some cases the only way to bring something back is to do it for an exclusive number.

Live Blog: http://www.laughingplace.com/w/news/2014/03/18/live-blog-of-the-walt-disney-company-annual-meeting/

D23 will return to Anaheim August 14-16, 2015! Tix go on sale Aug 14th 2014

Maleficent Sneak Peak coming to DCA

Starbucks in Downtown Disney is now open

Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend - Weekend of November 14th

Registration for the Inaugural Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend opens at Noon EST on March 25, 2014.
http://www.rundisney.com/avengers-half-marathon/

Closures

Indiana Jones is now closed for refurbishment - Thru May

Alice in Wonderland is now closed - Thru July

Little Mermaid is closing this week - Thru May

 

Feature

History and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Thunder_Mountain_Railroad

Big Thunder Mountain backstory: http://disneyology.blogspot.com/2010/03/backstories-big-thunder-mountain-part-2.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=AXmb59YLRUs

Book Mentioned in this episode:

Tip of the Week

Free Plastic bags at Rushin' River Outfitters at DCA before you ride Grizzly River Rapids

 

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